This Is What First Attracted Melania to Donald Trump

When you see Melania and Donald Trump together, several thoughts might come to mind. One of them might be, “what attracted Melania to Donald?” Other than money and power, what was it that drew the former model to the president? Was it his way with words? Was it the fact that he’s a very stable genius? Maybe it’s because he’s a big family man? Well, we’re here to shed some light on this mystery.

Here’s what first attracted Melania to Donald Trump.

A slow start

Melania and Donald Trump Wedding

Trump tried hard to woo his bride-to-be. | Melania Trump via Twitter

When Melania and Donald Trump first met, she didn’t immediately give in to his requests. Rather, she posed a bit of a challenge. Inside Edition reports Trump attempted to start a relationship with Melania while he was on a date with another woman. Melania told GQ she knew Trump didn’t come to the party they were both attending alone, so she refused when he asked for her phone number. Instead, Melania took his number. Donald was so determined to get a date that he gave the beauty all his phone numbers, which included numbers to his office, his Mar-a-Lago property, and his New York home.

Next: Listening to her heart.

A change of heart

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She waited a week to call him. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME

Melania’s heart slowly started to warm up toward Donald. A couple of days later, she decided to call him. However, they didn’t make a love connection immediately. It is reported Melania waited an entire week before picking up the phone and making the first call. “I’m not starstruck. We had a great connection, we had great chemistry, but I was not starstruck. And maybe he noticed that,” she told GQ.

Next: Falling head over heels.

 Falling in love

Donald Trump and then-girlfriend Melania Knauss, 2002.

Trump tried hard to impress Melania. | MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images

For their first date, Melania and Donald went out for dinner at Moomba, reports Harper’s Bazaar. Moomba was a pretty big deal back then because it was the place where all the celebrities would hang out. The Donald was determined to impress his new love. And from Melania’s comments about that date, it seems like Donald succeeded. “Remember Moomba? It was a great place, wasn’t it? I remember that night like it was two months ago,” said Melania during her Harper’s Bazaar interview.

Next: Melania couldn’t resist this about Donald Trump.

What Melania found attractive

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She was attracted to Trump’s energy. | Ziv Mayberg via Youtube

Although some women might be focused on Donald Trump’s wealth and business success, that isn’t what Melania spoke about first during her interview with Harper’s Bazaar. Rather, she spoke about how she was taken by Donald’s winning personality. “I was struck by his energy. He has an amazing sense of vitality,” said Melania during the magazine interview. Melania was smitten by Trump’s magnetic energy.

Next: Donald Trump has this in common with Melania’s father.

Like father, like husband?

Melania’s father and Trump have similar personalities. | Hot News 24h Today via YouTube

It seems that Melania is also drawn to the fact that Donald is very similar to her father. Trump and Melania’s father, Viktor Knavs, are alike in many ways. For starters, Trump is just five years younger than Melania’s father. In addition, friends and former classmates have said the two men have similar personalities. Melania’s friends told The New York Times that Knavs is “larger-than-life,” and he reminds them of Donald Trump. So, it appears that Donald reminds Melania of family. We guess there’s just no place like home.

Next: Some people think there’s big trouble.

Marriage strain

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The president and First Lady have shared lots of awkward moments. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

From the looks of it, there has been a lot of strain on Melania and Donald Trump’s marriage lately. This isn’t much of a surprise considering being in the public eye can cause a tremendous amount of stress. Much speculation has been brewing, especially since the arrival of Michael Wolff’s controversial book Fire and Fury. The book made several shocking claims. Among them were allegations that Donald brags about sleeping with his friends’ wives and that he’s a womanizer. There have also been dozens of allegations from women who claim Trump was sexually inappropriate with them.

Next: Could this be next for the couple?

Will they get divorced?

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The Trumps don’t seem to be very happy together. | SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

There has been a lot of buzz ever since news broke of Trump’s alleged affair with adult entertainment star Stormy Daniels. Some are wondering if Donald and Melania might be headed for divorce court. Rumors began after Melania suddenly canceled a trip with the president and went on a solo trip to Florida instead. She later made an appearance–separately–during Trump’s first State of the Union address. Some noticed that Trump failed to mention her directly during the speech. Is there trouble in paradise? Only time will tell.

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